What Is Thermal Imaging?
Included free in your buyer’s or pre-listing Inspection, infrared technology is changing home inspections dramatically and protecting homeowners – or soon to be homeowners – from costly issues. Infrared technology is used to scan a home and see the various temperatures that occur within its inner workings.
A thermal camera is used to capture temperature images of a home’s surfaces, which is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Thermal scans are a non-disruptive method of scanning a surface to find potential problems like heat escaping through cracks & crevices, frigid incoming air, or moisture that may be leaking inside.
The temperatures captured by the camera are measured and calculated. The results give the homeowners or buyers a clear picture of the home and how that relates to its condition or overall efficiency.
Why Do I Need Thermal Imaging?
Thermal imagery provides an immediate look at your home’s condition, without having to tear anything apart to see inside the walls.
Thermal Imaging Inspections Include
- The placement of studs and rafters that might not be up to code.
- Water penetration into roofs and ceiling surfaces.
- Moisture build up in building materials.
- Detection of missing or insufficient insulation.
- Electrical issues at points like breaker boxes, outlets, and switches.
- Plumbing & piping and their proper/improper installation.
- Impact on energy efficiency.
- Pests and infestations.